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Environmentalists continue the fight over Davis Bess cracks
Their argument over license renewal will get a hearing Nov. 5 and 6
Story by SIMON HUSTED AND KABIR BHATIA


 
Davis Besse is one of two First Energy nuclear plants coming up for license renewals.
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Environmental groups may yet be heard on whether safety questions should stand in the way of the Davis-Besse nuclear plant’s license being renewed for another 20 years.

The Atomic Safety and Licensing Board is scheduled to hear arguments next week on whether to consider safety complaints filed against the plant east of Toledo.

Anita Rios co-chairs the Green Party of Ohio, one of four groups contending that hairline cracks along the concrete protective barrier around the plant puts residents at risk of radiation exposure. The Toledo resident also thinks the operator of the plant, Akron-based FirstEnergy, has a bad history.

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“The other issue comes into play and that is how cavalier FirstEnergy has been and how grossly irresponsible.” 

But the Nuclear Regulatory Commission has said the cracks present no risks. FirstEnergy spokeswoman Jennifer Young notes they began when moisture seeped into concrete outer walls during the blizzard of 1978.

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“Even with the presence of the cracks, the building is meeting all of its requirements. It is able to perform its function and it is perfectly safe in the state that it is in.”

Davis Besse’s original 40-year license expires in 2017. 

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